Ethics and Compliance Hotline

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Ethics and Compliance Hotline?
Splunk’s Ethics and Compliance Hotline is available for you to ask questions and report any concerns, including potential violations of Splunk’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, Splunk policies, or applicable laws. Each of us has a responsibility to speak up if we see something unethical, unsafe, or a potential violation of Splunk’s Code or any other policies. You can do so without fear of retaliation. The Hotline provides a safe place to speak up about workplace concerns and provides the ability to report online, in writing, or over the phone. You may report potential violations anonymously or by identifying yourself, as permitted by local law. The Hotline is hosted by an independent third party on secure servers and is not part of the Splunk, Inc. website or intranet.

Is the Hotline really anonymous?
Absolutely, yes! The Hotline is designed to protect your anonymity, and all calls and reports to the Hotline are confidential and may be made anonymously, where permitted by local law. Keep in mind that in some circumstances, it might be difficult or even impossible for Splunk to thoroughly investigate anonymous concerns. Splunk encourages you to share your identity when reporting a concern because we do not tolerate retaliation.

What happens after I make a report through the Hotline?
All concerns reported through the Hotline will be reviewed. You will receive a Report Key and Password, which you may use to check the status of your report, submit additional information, or respond to questions. Please make sure to keep your Report Key and Password in a safe place, as you’ll need them to access your report after filing it. If you lose your Report Key or Password, you will need to file a new report and note that it is related to a prior report. Please return to EthicsPoint through the website or telephone hotline in 3-5 business days to ensure you have the opportunity to review any follow-up questions or submit any additional information.

What about retaliation?
Splunk does not tolerate retaliation of any kind and is committed to fostering a culture of integrity and providing a safe, healthy, and secure work environment. Splunk prohibits retaliation against any employee who in good faith:

  • Uses the company’s Hotline complaint procedure
  • Reports harassment, discrimination, or retaliation
  • Files, testifies, assists, or participates in any investigation, proceeding, or hearing (including those conducted by a government agency) regarding any potential violation of Splunk policy or applicable law